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The Resource 1, 2, I love you, by Alice Schertle ; illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully

1, 2, I love you, by Alice Schertle ; illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully

Label
1, 2, I love you
Title
1, 2, I love you
Statement of responsibility
by Alice Schertle ; illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
Title variation
One, two, I love you
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Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this counting rhyme, an affectionate mother elephant engages her little one in playful activities
Tone
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Illustration
Review
  • PreS-K. As the title implies, this picture book offers a counting rhyme with an affectionate tone. A mother elephant addresses her little one as they engage in a variety of child-centered activities, such as marching with trumpet and drum, playing hide-and-seek, and riding on a little train. The numbers climb from 1 to 10 in the first half of the book, then descend until the end, when the little elephant goes to bed and to sleep. The rhythmic, rhyming verses are mildly engaging. Executed in a looser and more informal style than in many of McCully’s previous books, the colorful artwork features playful, large-scale paintings of the elephants and, on every spread, details of two little mice intent on their own activities. -- Carolyn Phelan (BookList, 10-01-2004, p338)
  • PreS-K –A combination counting rhyme and poetry book. While the verse is lyrical and charming, it does not have the immediacy of internal rhyme or timeless appeal of "Buckle My Shoe." Nonetheless, the poem is a lovely description of a very young child's day at play, as it counts up to 10 and down again. McCully's delightful watercolor illustrations follow a mother and baby elephant in playful exploration of a preschooler's world. Children will enjoy finding the two little mice sharing the games in each picture. A pleasant and calm bedtime read-aloud.–Jane Barrer, Washington Square Village Creative Steps, New York City --Jane Barrer (Reviewed January 1, 2005) (School Library Journal, vol 51, issue 1, p97)
  • With a "1, 2, buckle my shoe" structure and rhythm as a jumping off point, Schertle (All You Need for a Snowman ) and McCully (Mirette on the Highwire ) send a mother elephant and her son on a series of fun and often incredible adventures. "5, 6, clickety sticks/ a trumpet and a drum,/ I'll march with you to Timbuktu,/ toot-toot tumpety-tum ," says the mother elephant, as she and her son jubilantly cross a desert in sight of a camel train. In fact, the mother elephant—who sports an impressive collection of chapeaux—seems game for just about anything: she catches stars "to put in pickle jars" for her little one, plays toy soldiers with the concentration of a seasoned military strategist and commands a toy train (even though her girth requires her to straddle two cars). When the rhyme reaches 10, it reverses count ("2, 1, now we're done,/ .../ trumpet's silent, drum is still,/ shadows cover house and hill"), and takes the pair to bedtime, with the promise of new adventures in dreamland. McCully's elegant draftsmanship and accomplished, pleasingly old-fashioned painterliness may bring to mind 1950s-era vintage children's books, but the mother-son merriment feels modern and wholly original, as does the wry intelligence evident in the elephant mother's eyes. Ages 3-7. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed October 4, 2004) (Publishers Weekly, vol 251, issue 40, p86)
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134187
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schertle, Alice
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • -1
  • 0
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McCully, Emily Arnold
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True
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  • Counting
  • Parent and child
  • Play
  • Elephants
Target audience
preschool
Label
1, 2, I love you, by Alice Schertle ; illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780811835183
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2003021245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocm53287909
  • OCoLC
Label
1, 2, I love you, by Alice Schertle ; illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780811835183
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2003021245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocm53287909
  • OCoLC

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